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Labor Day Administrivia/Open Comments Thread

Posted on | September 2, 2012 | 25 Comments

by Wombat-socho

I’m taking tomorrow off and sleeping in. Live At Five will resume Tuesday, September 4.
We don’t usually have open comment threads here, so enjoy this one while you have it.


25 Responses to “Labor Day Administrivia/Open Comments Thread”

  1. Bob Belvedere
    September 2nd, 2012 @ 7:11 pm


  2. crosspatch
    September 2nd, 2012 @ 7:11 pm

    Word of the day. fremdschämen: That moment when the decorative baroque buttplug falls from the sweat pants leg of the person in front of you in zoomba class.

  3. Mike G.
    September 2nd, 2012 @ 7:28 pm

    Time for my nightly scratch-a-thon. Any volunteers to scratch my back or my ass?

  4. MrPaulRevere
    September 2nd, 2012 @ 7:34 pm

    Well, if you are spending like a drunken sailor one might as well get real about it:
    One California Democrat hospitalized, another causes disturbance after night of drinking

    Read more here:

  5. Thane_Eichenauer
    September 2nd, 2012 @ 8:11 pm
  6. Bob Belvedere
    September 2nd, 2012 @ 8:19 pm

    The Mayor of LA says: ‘[GOP Platform] Looks Like The Platform Of 1812’
    I take that as a compliment

    Am I nuts?

  7. Bob Belvedere
    September 2nd, 2012 @ 8:20 pm

    I love ya, man, but…

  8. rain of lead
    September 2nd, 2012 @ 8:21 pm

    monday is national empty chair day
    place an empty chair on your front lawn

  9. smitty
    September 2nd, 2012 @ 8:40 pm

    That is very nearly a legitimate word and definition.
    We are teetering on the brink of the PG-13 rating for the blog, though.

  10. Wombat_socho
    September 2nd, 2012 @ 8:59 pm


  11. Mike G.
    September 2nd, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

    Can’t believe I got a down twinkle…Sheeesh, what’s the world coming to.

    September 2nd, 2012 @ 9:32 pm

    Wobat, Labor Day is the perfect day to sleep in, just like they do at the DOT every day. You’ve earned it.

  13. Thane_Eichenauer
    September 2nd, 2012 @ 9:35 pm
  14. Adjoran
    September 2nd, 2012 @ 9:45 pm

    I thought you were in Germany – so where are your umlauts?

  15. crosspatch
    September 2nd, 2012 @ 9:46 pm
  16. smitty
    September 2nd, 2012 @ 9:46 pm

    I crank up the Southern drawl and refer to “them hindoo vowels” for effect while I’m here.

  17. Adjoran
    September 2nd, 2012 @ 9:47 pm

    I can’t see how it could possibly damage their legislative judgement, if any.

  18. crosspatch
    September 2nd, 2012 @ 9:48 pm

    We don’t have a single word for that so it is handy to borrow that one. Kind of like we did for a different German word: schadenfreude.

  19. Adjoran
    September 2nd, 2012 @ 9:50 pm

    Laugh of the day so far!

    The song is a touch long, though. They should cut the last 5:23 or so.

  20. Thane_Eichenauer
    September 2nd, 2012 @ 10:06 pm

    Dreamers and capitalists – where would the world be without them? <- "Greed is good"

  21. Wombat_socho
    September 2nd, 2012 @ 11:10 pm

    “Brain and brain! What is brain?”

  22. Shawny Lee
    September 3rd, 2012 @ 4:11 am

    And in honor of that empty suit in the empty chair…….

  23. Zilla of the Resistance
    September 3rd, 2012 @ 7:22 am


  24. Zilla of the Resistance
    September 3rd, 2012 @ 7:36 am

    Did Stacy make it home yet? I worry about my friends, you know.
    I missed my own blogiversary because I was so worried about Stacy! (OK also because I’m a little flaky these days) The Zilla blog turned 2 years old on Friday, while I was busy sending up the Zilla Signal for our intrepid Reporter and his krazy konked-out Kia.
    But thanks to some of my awesome blogger friends, I’m having something better than a blog-birthday party…

    Aat my place this week we’re having a multi-blogger BLOG PARTY LIVE EVENT to mock the D&C convention! There will be a live video feed from Charlotte, crazy open thread, and a bunch of bloggers besides myself posting at my blog, including some bloggers who you all know & love, and there will be some surprises too! It’s gonna be a “BFD”! I hope you’ll stop by for some fun!

  25. Zilla of the Resistance
    September 3rd, 2012 @ 7:40 am

    You are nuts, but that’s part of why we love you so much. It’s not crazy to take in insult from deranged hostile jackasses as a compliment though. They are the “opposite day” party, everything they do and say is the bizzaro world opposite of what decent people are about.